Alan E. Muraoka

Alan E. Muraoka has worked in the entertainment industry as a production designer and art director for film and television, corporate communication as well as a theatrical set designer, having been honored with 2 Emmy nominations and 3 Art Directors’ Guild Award nominations. Splitting his time between New York and Los Angeles, Alan initially starting his career as an assistant set designer in New York on the Broadway productions of On Your Toes, The Tap Dance Kid, The Three Musketeers, Smile, Jerry’s Girls, and the ballets Bournonville Variations for choreographer Peter Martins and Ives Songs for Jerome Robbins, both at the New York City Ballet.

Among his theatrical scenic design projects, Alan has had the privilege of working on newproductions of operas by America composers, most notable, Ned Rorem's Our Town and Jake Hagee's Dead Man Walking for Central City Opera, Ricky Ian Gordon's Orpheus and Eurydice for Long Beach Opera, Tobias Picker's Therese Paquin, Philip Glass's Fall of the House of Usher for Long Beach and Chicago Opera Theater and the world premiere of Stewart Copeland's The Invention of Morel at Chicago Opera Theater. This coming season will include new productions of John Corigliano's The Ghost of Versailles at Chautauqua and the world premieres of Nathan Wang's The Wreck of the Miranda and Henry Mollicone's Moses for LA Opera.

Film production design credits include “There’s Always Woodstock”, “Dirty Girl”, “BaadAsssss!”and ”Edmond”. Art direction credits include “Little Miss Sunshine”, “Ghost World”, “Ace Ventura-Pet Detective”, “The Specialist”, “Washington Square”, “Liberty Heights”, and the television series “NYPD Blue.”

Alan earned his BA in Music and Art History from Yale University and MFA in Theatrical Design from New York University. In addition to design, Alan has been invited as a guest speaker on design at various colleges and universities including, University of Southern California, Yale University, New York University, Marlboro College and University of California Los Angeles.